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Is Devin Hester really contributing to the Bears this season?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^
Great post, Devin has always been a hot and cold guy. I think you just keep putting him back there and let him work through it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superman(DH23) wrote:
^^^^^
Great post, Devin has always been a hot and cold guy. I think you just keep putting him back there and let him work through it.


The going backwards stuff has to stop though, especially inside the 20.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IronMike84 wrote:
AZBearsFan wrote:
He has been proven to be streaky over time, and while right now he's in a rut all it has taken in the past for him to get out of it is one big return. He seems to second guess himself when he loses confidence like he has now.

He also hasn't had the same opportunities as in years past. This year it seems like teams are sticking to their assignments very well, getting downfield quickly and doing an exceptional job of containing him.


Exactly. Teams adjust. It's not like over the course of the next 2 season teams are gonna stop sticking to their assignment. They've noticed his return skills and they've adjusted to shut that down. So if he's not returning the ball like he used to and he's not a WR, what exactly is he doing?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

abdi7451 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
AZBearsFan wrote:
He has been proven to be streaky over time, and while right now he's in a rut all it has taken in the past for him to get out of it is one big return. He seems to second guess himself when he loses confidence like he has now.

He also hasn't had the same opportunities as in years past. This year it seems like teams are sticking to their assignments very well, getting downfield quickly and doing an exceptional job of containing him.


Exactly. Teams adjust. It's not like over the course of the next 2 season teams are gonna stop sticking to their assignment. They've noticed his return skills and they've adjusted to shut that down. So if he's return the ball like he used to and he's not a WR, what exactly is he doing?


Bears fans can be so cynical sometimes. Players slump. That doesn't mean you just kick them off the team.

There are plenty of players slumping this year alone, do you think they should be released immediately:

Mason Crosby
LeSean McCoy
Darren McFadden
Demarco Murray
Cam Newton
Kyle Rudolph
Mike Wallace



The list goes on and on.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chisoxguy7 wrote:
abdi7451 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
AZBearsFan wrote:
He has been proven to be streaky over time, and while right now he's in a rut all it has taken in the past for him to get out of it is one big return. He seems to second guess himself when he loses confidence like he has now.

He also hasn't had the same opportunities as in years past. This year it seems like teams are sticking to their assignments very well, getting downfield quickly and doing an exceptional job of containing him.


Exactly. Teams adjust. It's not like over the course of the next 2 season teams are gonna stop sticking to their assignment. They've noticed his return skills and they've adjusted to shut that down. So if he's return the ball like he used to and he's not a WR, what exactly is he doing?


Bears fans can be so cynical sometimes. Players slump. That doesn't mean you just kick them off the team.

There are plenty of players slumping this year alone, do you think they should be released immediately:

Mason Crosby
LeSean McCoy
Darren McFadden
Demarco Murray
Cam Newton
Kyle Rudolph
Mike Wallace



The list goes on and on.


Am I being cynical?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chisoxguy7 wrote:
abdi7451 wrote:
IronMike84 wrote:
AZBearsFan wrote:
He has been proven to be streaky over time, and while right now he's in a rut all it has taken in the past for him to get out of it is one big return. He seems to second guess himself when he loses confidence like he has now.

He also hasn't had the same opportunities as in years past. This year it seems like teams are sticking to their assignments very well, getting downfield quickly and doing an exceptional job of containing him.


Exactly. Teams adjust. It's not like over the course of the next 2 season teams are gonna stop sticking to their assignment. They've noticed his return skills and they've adjusted to shut that down. So if he's return the ball like he used to and he's not a WR, what exactly is he doing?


Bears fans can be so cynical sometimes. Players slump. That doesn't mean you just kick them off the team.

There are plenty of players slumping this year alone, do you think they should be released immediately:

Mason Crosby
LeSean McCoy
Darren McFadden
Demarco Murray
Cam Newton
Kyle Rudolph
Mike Wallace



The list goes on and on.
This one, undoubtedly yes. He has completely lost "it" and will end up costing the Pack a playoff game, I can only hope its against the Bears.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have seen this before with returners where physically and mentally they just go over the cliff.

Devin does not have the speed to do what he once did in the returns.

But mentally he continues to try and do what he use to do he just can't.

It is a grinding position and I think it ground Devin out.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has Hester had many solid return opportunities this year:no. Has he been awful even in the lack of said opportunities AND in being the #3 WR: yes. I don't really know what is so hard about it when looking at Hester's returns, catch the ball, get upfield, and make a cut or two, but get going forward. He is typically much more prone to have a good return when he does so. Others have said so, and I agree, the ONLY way he should stay is if he restructures. He is being paid WAY too much to be awful.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hester ruins a lot of good opportunities while kicks/punts. He physically can't do it anymore to the ability he thinks he can.

He also is making comments to the media which I don't like.

I think we need to release him.
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